By Nigel Bryant
The Grail legends were appropriated via novelists as diversified as Umberto Eco and Dan Brown but only a few have learn for themselves the unique tales from which they got here. the entire secret and drama of the Arthurian global are embodied within the awesome stories of Perceval, Gawain, Lancelot and Galahad in pursuit of the Holy Grail. the unique romances, choked with bewildering contradictions and composed via a couple of various writers, dazzle with the sheer wealth in their conflicting mind's eye. In Nigel Bryant's fingers, this enchanting fabric turns into really available. He has developed a unmarried, constant model of the Grail tale in glossy English which reasserts its relevance as one of many nice and enduring works of literature.
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With their anger and rage, and the strength in their arms, they made their lances shiver and fly into pieces. But Engygeron was the only one to fall, with a terrible wound in his arm and side. The boy dismounted, not knowing how to attack him on horseback; down he jumped, sword in hand, and strode up to Engygeron and assailed him fiercely. The battle lasted a long while, with awesome blows exchanged, until Engygeron collapsed and cried for mercy. The boy said he would have no mercy whatever; but then he remembered the nobleman, who had taught him never to kill a knight deliberately once he had vanquished him and had mastery.
His men were in high spirits, thinking they had conquered the castle and the whole country. Engygeron, mounted on a sturdy charger, rode calmly up to the knight at a walk and said: ‘Who sent you here, boy? ’ replied the boy. ’ And Engygeron answered, like the haughty and arrogant man he was: ‘I want that castle cleared forthwith and the keep surrendered. It’s been held against me too long. ’ cried the boy. ’ cried Engygeron. ‘What nonsense are you talking? ’ The boy was incensed at this and set his lance in its rest; and they charged at each other as fast as their horses could carry them.
The boy was very skilled with his javelins, and all around he went throwing them, back and forth, high and low, until he heard, coming through the woods, five knights – all fully armed from head to foot. And their arms made a terrible din as they came, as oak- and elm-branch crashed against them; their lances clashed upon their shields, the mail-rings of their hauberks ground; the wood beat, the iron rang, upon their mail-coats and their shields. The boy could hear but could not see them as they came towards him at a walk.
The Legend of the Grail by Nigel Bryant